Aldous Huxley

1894 - 1963

A Quote by Aldous Leonard Huxley on mind

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A poor degenerate from the ape, Whose hands are four, whose tail's a limb, I contemplate my flaccid shape And know I may not rival him Save with my mind.

Aldous Huxley (1894 - 1963)

Source: First Philosopher’s Song

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A Quote by Aldous Leonard Huxley on evolution, failure, fatherhood, friendship, love, and progress

If we evolved a race of Isaac Newtons, that would not be progress. For the price Newton had to pay for being a supreme intellect was that he was incapable of friendship, love, fatherhood, and many other desirable things. As a man he was a failure; as a monster he was superb.

Aldous Huxley (1894 - 1963)

Source: Interview with J. W. N. Sullivan, Contemporary Mind, London, 1934.

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A Quote by Aldous Leonard Huxley on literature, memory, and privacy

Every man's memory is his private literature.

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A Quote by Aldous Leonard Huxley on change and world

I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself.

Aldous Huxley (1894 - 1963)

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A Quote by Aldous Leonard Huxley

Parodies and caricatures are the most penetrating of criticisms.

Aldous Huxley (1894 - 1963)

Source: Point Counter Point, 1928

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A Quote by Aldous Leonard Huxley on facts, nonsense, wisdom, and words

Facts are ventriloquists' dummies. Sitting on a wise man's knee they may be made to utter words of wisdom; elsewhere they say nothing, or talk nonsense, or indulge in sheer nonsense.

Aldous Huxley (1894 - 1963)

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A Quote by Aldous Leonard Huxley on age, children, and genius

Genius is a child up to the age of ten.

Aldous Huxley (1894 - 1963)

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A Quote by Aldous Leonard Huxley on habits and luxury

Habit converts luxurious enjoyments into dull and daily necessities.

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A Quote by Aldous Leonard Huxley on hell and world

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Maybe this world is another planet's hell.

Aldous Huxley (1894 - 1963)

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A Quote by Aldous Leonard Huxley on country, depression, and fear

The thing that impresses me most about this country is its hopefulness. It is this which distinguishes it from Europe, where there is hopeless depression and fear.

Aldous Huxley (1894 - 1963)

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